The text of two instant message conversations, about the same subject – the first with Oldest Son, the second with Darling Daughter. Both express surprise, excitement and some measure of disgust.
Both are a great example of the differences between men and women.
Me: Did you know that [Name Redacted] has a little girl now?
Oldest Son: No, I didn’t.
Me: Know what they named her?
Oldest Son: …
Oldest Son: I don’t know how to respond to that. Please tell me it was more thought out than “lololol my wife lurvs teh Twilight.”
Me: Hey – did you know [Name Redacted] has a baby girl now?
Darling Daughter: He does?!!?
Darling Daughter: Oh, thats exciting!
Me: yup, born sometime last year. And you will never guess what they named her.
Darling Daughter: What?
Me: You’re gonna hurl…
Darling Daughter: Bella!?!
Darling Daughter: *EXORCIST VOMIT EVERYWHERE*
Darling Daughter: WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Darling Daughter: In the next couple of years there are going to be 2 billion baby Bellas
Darling Daughter: That’s so disturbing!
Me: ROFL – yes it is
Darling Daughter: I’m gonna name my baby “Illiterate”
Darling Daughter: We’ll call her “Illi!”
At which point I became incapable of speech, I was laughing so hard.
I raised both of these people. Sort of makes you think about the whole “nature” versus “nurture” thing, doesn’t it?